Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

What do you think of when you think of the environment in gansu? Desert smoke straight desolate and dry, or arid climate under the gobi and loess? For gansu, have you ever imagined that it has a southern side? Many people who have never traveled to gansu seem to have never dared to think or believe.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Gansu is located at the intersection of loess plateau, qinghai-tibet plateau and Inner Mongolia plateau, with complicated landforms, mountains and wide differences in elevation. Many people’s impression of gansu is often lack of water, dry, desert, gobi, it seems that the northwest tourism scenery has nothing to do with green mountains and clear water.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Yet in gansu’s longnan mountains, the gansu landscape overturns most people’s imaginations and prejudices about it. Longnan mountain mountains piled up, mountains high valley deep, rich vegetation, everywhere clear flow, and green mountain confrontation, the stream swing, sharp slope steep, just like the scenery in the south, and show the five ridges meandering.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

And this longnan scenery is after all how “just like the south of the Yangtze river”? This travelogue will bring you a different journey to gansu. Longnan tour, the first stop from lanzhou.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Lanzhou zhongshan bridge – lanshan night scene – night market

Lanzhou is located in northwest China, the middle of gansu province and the geometric center of the land territory of mainland China. It is the comprehensive transportation hub of railway, highway and aviation in northwest China. Lanzhou is a stop for almost every tourist who travels around gansu. It is like a transit station, allowing visitors to stay overnight and then leave.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Many people say that lanzhou has no tourism resources, and there seems to be no other interesting place to visit except the zhongshan bridge, where tourists must clock in. In fact, in addition to the bridge, lanzhou baita mountain, provincial museum, wuquan mountain, lanzhou city god temple, lanshan, zhengning road night market and so on.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

The zhongshan bridge, an ancient iron bridge known as “the first bridge over the Yellow River in the world”, is not worth mentioning here. Its fame and appeal make it a postcard of lanzhou tourism.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Focus on lanshan night and zhengning road night market. LAN shan is a very famous mountain in lanzhou. Although it is not high, it is very popular with local citizens and tourists. Every evening, driving to the tourist stream, in addition to enjoy the flavor of the mountain farmhouse and cool summer night wind, there is a charming city night scene.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Standing on the top of mount LAN, you will deeply understand why lanzhou is called “little Hong Kong at night”.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Reward the night, must go to zhengning road to drink a bowl of milk and egg soup. Zhengning road is the most popular snack street in lanzhou, although only 300 meters long, but very popular. Every day from 6 PM to 7 PM, until 2 am 3 PM, here are tourists, known as one of the country’s six famous night markets, also in 2016 on CCTV 2.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[yongjing Yellow River three gorges – linxia baofang thirteen lane, chama ancient city]

On the way from lanzhou to linxia, the route will be yongjing, here must not miss the Yellow River three gorges. The Yellow River flows through the county in an “S” shape of 107 kilometers, forming the bingling gorge, liujiaxia gorge and yankexia gorge, forming the scenic area of the three gorges of the Yellow River.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

If you have enough time, you might as well go to the bingling temple grottoes in bingling gorge, where there are still a large number of murals and clay sculptures and stone carvings from the sixteen kingdoms period.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

After arriving linxia, can first go to the ancient city of tea horse, and then take advantage of the lights at the beginning to eight lane thirteen. Chama ancient city is a newly built ancient block, with simple architectural style, showing the profound business culture and long history of ancient hezhou, ten cultural centers including clay sculpture, carving gourd, embroidery, egg carving, through the display of handicraft museum, reproduce the glorious scene of “hehuang xiongzhen” in history.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Eight lanes thirteen lanes is linxia ethnic customs of the ancient block, began in the tang dynasty, the history is very long, with eight schools, thirteen lanes formed by the size of the ancient street, so called “eight lanes thirteen lanes”. Here, brick carving, wood carving, painting and other ethnic culture is very rich. At the same time, there are also many snacks and delicacies gathered here.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[local flavor recommendation] eight treasure tea must drink, drink to the end the more flavor. The place that have a meal recommends mu qing manor, this is a farmhouse happy, can drink a cup of eight treasure tea here, eat cake of oil of a hair noodles, it is a table next delicious. The most let me greedy is the aluminum pot fish, with the old corn, the hands of the chopsticks almost can not stop.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[self-driving distance] 85 kilometers from lanzhou to yongjing; Yongjing – linxia 58 km.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[long march memorial garden of dangchang hadadu – guanyigou scenic spot]

1. Hadapu has a special significance in the history of the red army’s long march. It is known as the “gas station” on the red army’s long march, and it is also an important decision-making place that determines the fate of the Chinese workers’ and peasants’ red army’s long march.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

2. Guangogou national forest park consists of six scenic spots: daheba gully, mahuan gully, guangogou, guanggou, baxia gully and damiaotan. Among them, guangogou scenic spot integrates forest landscape, geomorphology landscape, water landscape, celestial landscape and other natural landscape and cultural landscape, with a very beautiful ecological environment and unique natural landscape. Gansu “jiangnan style” immediately appeared.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[self-driving distance] 290km from linxia to hadapu; HaDaPu – scenic spot of goose gorge is 40 kilometers, five kilometers to dangchang goose gorge.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[wudu vientiane cave – chengxian xixia scenery]

1. Vientiane cave was originally named immortal cave and wuxian cave. According to legend, five immortals were named here. The vientiane cave, a typical karst landform, was formed between thousands of years ago and 300 million years ago. It is the largest underground natural art palace developed in China. Stone milk, stalagmite, stone columns, stone curtain, stone flowers and other natural landscape.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

To my surprise, there are many literary inks left in the cave. From the northern and southern dynasties to the present day, inks and steles left by celebrities throughout the ages can be seen everywhere, including over 100 inscriptions and 768 poems.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

2. Chengxian xixia scenic spot is located at the foot of the tianjing mountain, 13km to the west of chengxian county. It is a national AAAA scenic spot in yuqiaoxia. West narrow strange in the mountains, beautiful in the water. Looking up, on one side is the rising mountains, on the other side is strewn with cliff. The green trees on the cliff are stacked, during which there may be ancient trees towering, old vines winding.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

The most important thing to miss in this scenic spot is the mosaode to cliff, among which the most famous is xisiao ode, whose full name is “song of xisiao of a man named li xi xisiao of a man named hanyang of han wudu county”, which mainly records the historical and political trace of li xi and his people opening the courtyard in the east han wudu county.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[self-driving distance] dengchang – wudu vientiane cave 110 km; Wudu – west narrow scenic area 110 kilometers. Night stay in li county, west narrow scenic spot – li county 110 kilometers.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

[qin culture museum – qishan wuhou temple – tianshui nanguo temple – fuxi temple – maijishan grottoes]

1. “li county is the birthplace and cradle of the qin people” has become a consensus among historians. The rich prehistoric cultural sites and a large number of precious cultural relics unearthed in the western han river valley of li county provide extremely valuable materials for the study of the founding history of the daqin empire.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

All these are clearly displayed in the gansu qin culture museum in li county, which is an indispensable museum to understand pre-qin culture.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Qishan is the name of a mountain system, from yanguan in the east, to dabaozi mountain in the west, lying on the north side of the western han dynasty water, the land to seize the throat of shu long, the key to potential control and defense, is the natural barrier of qishan ancient battlefield during The Three Kingdoms, for wei and shu must fight for the land.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Zhuge liang “six qishan” story with the TV drama “romance of The Three Kingdoms” broadcast and become a household name, qishan wuhou temple is also famous.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

3, nanguo temple for longyou first temples temple, in tang dynasty has sizeable, adding more than one thousand years of history, for generations of poets and painters usually go there on special trip for the land, and now there great hall, the bell tower, monasteries, temples, du ShaoLing temple, north fountain, such as construction sites, otherwise “Tang Huai opzoon”, black color towering, QiuZhi clouds.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

4, fu xi temple name too hao palace, commonly known as the people temple. Fuxi temple, as an ancient building of Ming and qing dynasties, was approved by the state council as a national key cultural relic protection unit. The temple was built between the 19th and 20th years of chenghua in the Ming dynasty.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

Maijishan grottoes is one of the four largest grottoes in China and a world cultural heritage site. Built in 384-417, the grottoes contain 221 caves, 10632 clay sculptures and stone carvings, and over 1,300 square meters of murals. They are famous for their exquisite clay sculptures and are known as the Oriental sculpture art exhibition hall.

[self-driving distance] 25 kilometers from li county to wuhou temple; Wuhou temple – tianshui 70 km.

Driving in gansu, the scenery in the northwest of China overturns the imagination of southern tourists: the incredible jiangnan

The above routes and attractions can be arranged for 7 days by road trip.

Along the way flavor recommendations are as follows:

1, lanzhou might as well visit zhengning road snack night market, strongly recommend the milk and egg soup with glutinous rice wine.

2, yongjing recommended new century hotel, Yellow River carp do not miss oh.

3, linxia recommend mu qing manor (farmhouse), eight square thirteen lane snack street, mu qing manor aluminum pot group fish must eat.

4, to the wudu, you can taste the local yam stir, mixed with pepper juice, very tasty.

5, li county has a delicious with tianshui quack is very similar to eat while hot, it is said that the girls like very much, taste quite good.

5, to tianshui, naturally want to taste tianshui quack, it is known as the “first qinzhou cuisine”, the earliest produced in the western han dynasty, is made with a local specialty is called buckwheat starch. To sweet, spicy, cotton, soft known. By the way, the peach of tianshui is very sweet.


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